Candle Care

  • Trim

    TRIM THE WICK

    Before lighting, always trim the wick to 10mm and remove any wick or other debris. This encourages an even, steady flame and limits sooting/mushrooming of the wick.

  • Light

    BURNING THE CANDLE

    For an even, steady burn let the wax melt across the entire surface to the sides of the vessel before extinguishing (depending on size, it can take up to an hour). This will prevent "tunnelling" (when wax sticks around the side of the vessel)

    Avoid placing in drafts - these can cause candles to smoke and burn unevenly.

  • Snuf

    PUTTING CANDLES OUT

    Use a snuffer or a spoon to put out your candle, blowing them out sends wick debris into the molten wax pool

    ALWAYS centre and straighten the wick after extinguishing.

SAFETY FIRST

  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Don’t burn candles completely - discard them once they have burnt down to 1cm from their base or holder.
  • Ensure that your wick is always centred. If a wick comes close to the side of the vessel, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from over-heating and cracking.
  • Always remove labels and wrapping before lighting candles.
  • Don't burn a candle for longer than four hours at a time. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or lean. If a wick comes close to the side of the vessel, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from over-heating and cracking.
  • A burning candle will generate significant heat above the flame so always position well away from combustible materials.
  • Never to go sleep with a candle still burning, and never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child's bedroom.
  • Always burn candles on an appropriate tray. Under no circumstances should candles be placed directly on surfaces that may be heat sensitive or subject to damage - for example antiques or highly polished furniture.
  • Candle containers may become hot. Handle with care and wait for the wax to set and the candle to cool before moving. Never move a burning candle.
  • Keep clothes and hair safely away. If there's any chance you could lean across a candle and forget it's there, put it somewhere else. You don't want to set fire to your clothes or your hair.

 

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